amuzed1:

If there’s one thing we learned from this year’s CW crossover, it’s to not invite Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak to your wedding.

Or we guess we might be calling her Felicity Queen now, since she and Oliver tied the knot in what was probably the most obnoxious way possible, after the proposal happened in the most obnoxious way possible, and then they were all obnoxious about it while there were actual nazis (including a nazi version of Oliver!) roaming around trying to kill everyone. And to top it all off, they were among Barry and Iris’ many friends who didn’t RSVP for the wedding until the day before, which is just plain rude!

But let’s start with that proposal, which was barely a proposal. At the rehearsal dinner, Oliver just started talking about how he wanted his and Felicity’s rehearsal dinner to be just like that, and Felicity got all “what are you talking about?” Finally he did actually ask her to marry him, and she said no, eventually declaring to the entire room of people focused on the happiness of Barry and Iris that she did not want to marry you, Oliver Queen.

Whenever Oliver had a moment during any of the nazi-fighting, he brought up the fact that Felicity didn’t want to marry him, either to Felicity or to Barry and Iris, and wanted to talk about it constantly. He had a nazi doppelganger married to nazi Supergirl, and all he wanted to do was talk about Felicity rejecting his proposal.

Then, Barry and Iris were literally in the middle of an adorable impromptu ceremony with Diggle officiating (which was already awkward because it was right after Stein’s funeral, still in funeral clothing, but whatever). Oliver and Felicity were supposed to be the best man and maid of honor, the silent witnesses to this beautiful event—silent being the key word. Instead, Felicity stopped Diggle while he was pronouncing man and wife to ask if she and Oliver could SHARE THE CEREMONY.

She realized right then and there that she did, in fact, want to marry Oliver, and they should do it now! Right now! While another couple was also getting married! She and Oliver didn’t even have their own vows, because they couldn’t compete with Barry and Iris. So they not only stole their ceremony, but also essentially stole their vows.

Barry and Iris just stood there, saying nothing, while Oliver and Felicity blabbered on about what they were doing, with no one ever pointing out that Oliver and Felicity could have Diggle marry them literally any time they wanted, any other time that was not during the post-funeral wedding of someone else.

But since no one pointed that out, they just continued on with it, and both couples were married together for some reason. And it was clearly supposed to be cute and heartwarming but instead it was just SO RUDE.

And another thing: Barry and Iris’ second wedding did not include the phrase “I do,” which might not be such a big deal in a casual setting, but remember the waitress who was most likely Barry and Iris’ future daughter? “Remember to say ‘I do,’” is the last thing she said to him. Does this mean we should be worried?!

Of course, it’s The Flash and we should always be worried, but honestly, WestAllen has had enough wedding drama to last them a lifetime, which Oliver and Felicity should have realized, which is why they should have just let them have this one to themselves, gosh darn it!

Anyway, don’t invite the Queens to your wedding because they will most definitely make it all about them.

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YES, BRING ON THE BACKLASH BECAUSE THIS WAS A TERRIBLE FUCKING IDEA.

“Who’s Super Selfish Here?”: Oliver and Felicity, WestAllen Wedding Crashers

What could be worse than proposing during your friends’ wedding?

How about… pushing your way into their impromptu ceremony, turning it into an unexpected “double wedding” and stealing the spotlight from them (even stopping them from saying “I do”?

Black women get nothing to themselves in and out of fandom spaces and the “double wedding” plus O|icity fans’ reactions to WestAllen shippers (and folks with just a general sense of what even the loosest sense of wedding/friendship etiquette is) proved that the misogynoir that we saw kick into full gear back in 2014 when Candice Patton was cast as Iris West is still alive and frickin’ kicking.


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acceber74:

amuzed1:

melsanfo:

almondblossomme:

They writers live to create drama.. drama is buzz.. cheep buzz but buzz nonetheless!

My honest opinion.. the flash writers want to steel some of that Olicity buzz by hating on them.. West-Allen will never generate the same amount of passion that Olicity does, and this is the best way to take some of the attention; get the Olicity fandom angry on twitter!

I am divided between the logical advice that says we should ignore them and not credit their hate with response.. because our apathy to their hate is answer enough; and between the need to give them the finger and feel better about it!

This pisses me off and no, I’m not angry at the WestAllen folks and this is not an attack.

We are talking about Iris here. Motherfucking IRIS. If she’d thought it was so shitty of Felicity to interrupt the vows then why didn’t she say ‘no’ at the moment? That’s the Iris reaction I would’ve expected. Isn’t that why she’s likable? Because she stands up for herself and takes no shit from no one?

And you better believe that if anyone of my friends, that attended my wedding, had interrupted in order to hitch a ride and get married right then too, would’ve gotten shut down. Why? Because as friends there is a certain level of respect between us and that earns truths getting told. So if it had happened to me I would’ve simply said ‘I love you, my friend, but no. Fuck off, my wedding’. 

And if you think that Felicity and Iris are not there yet as friends then think about the fact that she wasn’t the only one saying vows. It would’ve come down to Barry to set things straight. After all, it was him saying vows too, since it wasn’t the wedding, perse. But Barry. googly eye cupcake that he is,  has such a hero worship going for Oliver that it probably didn’t even cross his mind. So no.

They are making Iris bitter (plus ungrateful ((about the gift)) and bitchy to top it all off; because all of those comments were shady AF and below her) for no REASON!

The only reason this whole thing happened was the writers wanting drama. The more WestAllen peeps fight with Olicity people the better it is for them. All publicity is good publicity and God knows that when it comes to them doing their job and promoting their shows they are LACKING.

Could this whole scene have been handled better? Absolutely. Why are you guys even surprised that it wasn’t? Since WHEN do the writers NOT mess things up when it comes to the DCTV ‘verse? 

Barry and Iris, Oliver and Felicity, are freaking married. Can we just drop the annoying parts of the situation ((Thank you, writers!)) and focus on the good now? 

Presssssssssed 😂

There goes that “ungrateful” dogwhistle.

I love that Iris isn’t allowed to be upset in private with her husband… Love the lack of understanding and empathy up there.

That’s “drama” to these fools who apparently don’t know that the last thing you do at someone else’s wedding is steal the spotlight…

They’re comfortable with Oliticy interrupting but not with Iris snarking about their “friends’” constant disregard for THEIR wants.

(Also, if you actually think Westallen as a ship doesn’t have/generate enough buzz on its own and needs some of that awkward Olicity juice, you don’t seem to get why the WESTALLEN wedding was highlighted as a feature of the crossover…)

[Image Post] “Strong Black Women” | Zina on Patreon

stitchmediamix:

If you can’t imagine Black female characters – like Uhura, like Abbie Mills, like Valkyrie, like Iris West – as capable of being strong and in love… If you imagine Black women being #ForeverAlone as our default state and as a good thing…

Then I don’t see how you’re capable of loving us if you take a paternalistic, pseudo-protective approach to the very idea of us (and characters that look like us) getting into relationships… especially when a white person is the other part of that relationship.

Black women are not Samson.

Relationships will not lead to our doom.

I’m doing a thing where I make the little images for advertisement purposes and couple them with an essay about the topic for my patrons. 

I made an image post about the way non-Black people talk about Black women and Black female characters in fandom and coupled it with an essay about how White Feminism™ takes a damn near paternalistic approach to the idea of Black women in relationships with anyone.

I’m still working on the Valkyrie post because yesterday was A LOT, but if you’ve got a craving for me talking about fandom misogynoir, this is a little essay that’ll tide you over until then.

[Image Post] “Strong Black Women” | Zina on Patreon

[Image Post] “Strong Black Women” | Zina on Patreon

stitchmediamix:

If you can’t imagine Black female characters – like Uhura, like Abbie Mills, like Valkyrie, like Iris West – as capable of being strong and in love… If you imagine Black women being #ForeverAlone as our default state and as a good thing…

Then I don’t see how you’re capable of loving us if you take a paternalistic, pseudo-protective approach to the very idea of us (and characters that look like us) getting into relationships… especially when a white person is the other part of that relationship.

Black women are not Samson.

Relationships will not lead to our doom.

I’m doing a thing where I make the little images for advertisement purposes and couple them with an essay about the topic for my patrons. 

I made an image post about the way non-Black people talk about Black women and Black female characters in fandom and coupled it with an essay about how White Feminism™ takes a damn near paternalistic approach to the idea of Black women in relationships with anyone.

I’m still working on the Valkyrie post because yesterday was A LOT, but if you’ve got a craving for me talking about fandom misogynoir, this is a little essay that’ll tide you over until then.

[Image Post] “Strong Black Women” | Zina on Patreon

Black Women Aren’t Here to Save You

thecheshirecass:

There is an unspoken believe that black women are responsible in leading “The Revolution.” As if our pool of emotional labor is unlimited.

This “black women will save us” ideology forces black women into the role of “The Savior of Mankind.” It is also a belief that doesn’t allow self reflection amongst the liberal white and model minority communities.

Black Women Aren’t Here to Save You